Federations to press Iran issue


U.S. Jewish federations passed a motion calling for a more concerted lobbying effort on Iran.

The United Jewish Communities’ board of trustees passed the motion Monday at the General Assembly in Nashville, Tenn.

The measure calls on the UJC and Jewish federations to act in concert with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Jewish community relations councils around the United States to initiate, coordinate and fund expanded efforts to educate and mobilize the Jewish community and global community about the threats posed by a nuclear Iran.

Federations, the motion says, should reach out to “elected officials, civic and religious groups, labor unions and think tanks, academics and student groups, human rights organizations and business associations” in “expanded efforts aimed at both educating and mobilizing the Jewish community as well as partnering with other respected members in the broader community.”

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